No Bullying for this Colorado Whipray!
The reticulate whipray at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a female, was donated to us by the Landry’s Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado because it was being picked on by other fish in the exhibit and it was feared that it would eventually be seriously injured. Our aquarists brought her from Denver to Long Beach by truck, a trip so long that a relief team of aquarists took over in New Mexico. Our ray, which weighs close to (300 lbs), is one of the largest animals in the Aquarium’s habitats. She is such a good eater that she always leaves a clean plate when offered a meal of sardines, clams, squid and sometimes mahi. (More here.)
That’s her above with the incredibly long stinger tail. See her on the Shark Lagoon Live Cam here!